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There are 7 ways to get from Pittsburgh to West Lafayette by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Indianapolis (IND) PIT - IND
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN

$180 - $330

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Richmond, IN
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
  4. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Lafayette, IN

$70 - $132

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Fly to Chicago O'Hare, shuttle  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) PIT - ORD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN

$183 - $463

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Chicago Midway (MDW) PIT - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak

$175 - $402

Fly to South Bend, train, bus  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to South Bend (SBN) PIT - SBN
  2. Take the train from South Bend Airport to Gary Metro Center
  3. Take the bus from Gary, IN to Lafayette, IN

$217 - $1,149

Train  •  13 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Cardinal / ...

$105 - $276

Drive  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to West Lafayette 421.9 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to West Lafayette is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 7 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to West Lafayette is to fly and shuttle which costs $180 - $470 and takes 6 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pittsburgh to West Lafayette. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh, Pa and arriving at Lafayette, IN via Columbus, OH, Richmond, IN and Indianapolis, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Pittsburgh to West Lafayette. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh Amtrak and arriving at Lafayette Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 43 min.

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The distance between Pittsburgh and West Lafayette is 366 miles. The road distance is 421.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to West Lafayette without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 55 min and costs $70 - $140.

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It takes approximately 7 h 30 min to get from Pittsburgh to West Lafayette, including transfers.

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Pittsburgh to West Lafayette bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Pittsburgh, Pa station.

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Pittsburgh to West Lafayette train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Pittsburgh Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to West Lafayette is to bus which takes 10 h 55 min and costs $70 - $140. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $280 and takes 13 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to West Lafayette.
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  • Distance: 365.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 30 min

What companies run services between Pittsburgh, PA, USA and West Lafayette, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from Pittsburgh to West Lafayette via Columbus, Oh, Columbus, OH, Richmond, IN, and Indianapolis, IN in around 10 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pittsburgh to West Lafayette via Chicago Union Station in around 13 h 43 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Pittsburgh to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Pittsburgh to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Pittsburgh to South Bend via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Pittsburgh to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Pittsburgh to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Pittsburgh to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Pittsburgh to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Pittsburgh to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from South Bend Airport to Gary Metro Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Book at
lafayettelimo.ontimereservations.com
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Gary, IN to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Book at
hoosierride.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Gary, In to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com

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There is no direct flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Indianapolis Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Pittsburgh to West Lafayette bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Lafayette, IN station.

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Pittsburgh to West Lafayette train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Lafayette Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to West Lafayette is 422 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 7 min to drive from Pittsburgh to West Lafayette.

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Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Pittsburgh Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in West Lafayette. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Pittsburgh Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs $3.

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